Lionel MESSI wins UEFA Best Striker award, second in UEFA Best Player

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Congratulations to Lionel MESSI on winning the UEFA Best Forward award.

Scoring 12 goals in 10 matches in the Champions League, Lionel MESSI was voted as the UEFA Best Forward of last season. As for the UEFA Player of the Year, the Argentine finished in second in the voting behind winner Virgil van DIJK of Liverpool who won the Champions League. Here were the final votes:

  1. Virgil van DIJK – 305 points
  2. Lionel MESSI – 207 points
  3. Cristiano RONALDO – 74 points
  4. ALISSON – 57 points
  5. Sadio MANE 51 points
  6. Mohamed SALAH – 49 points


In addition to MESSI winning the UEFA Best Striker, Liverpool goalkeeper ALISSON was voted as the best goalkeeper, Virgil van DIJK the best defender and Frenkie de JONG as the best midfielder.

 

23 Comments

  1. After Martino era our best match was Italy-Argentina with Sampaoli and Biglia-Paredes-Lanzini-Lo Celso midfield, we dominated completely Verratti and co….full match: youtube.com/watch?v=ieVXbbtg0Lo
    Great passing game, Scaloni only dream for same, but maybe his midfield selection will be at least good with Lo Celso, Lanzini and Paredes and with Palacios? or De Paul (who are much more creativer than Biglia)…imo Mexico match will be more important, and against Chile an experimenting team will play. Macallister—Dominguez—Palacios—Zaracho or Ocampos—-Correa—Gaich…..and vs Mexico our first team: Lanzini—Paredes—Lo Celso—De Paul—–Lautaro—-Dybala

      • …………………………..Armani.
        ………………….Rojas………….Quarta
        Montiel………………………………………….Casco

        ………………….Zuculini…..Palacios
        …….Nacho…………………………………..Ferreira/De La Cruz

        …………………..Borre…..Suarez

        Ferreira is just my like, I know De La Cruz is prefered by Gallardo however with Nacho injury Ferreira has chance to start in sunday

        Boca:

        ………………………..Andrada.
        ………………Lopez…………….Izquierdoz
        Weigandt………………………………………….Mas
        …………………Marcone…Capaldo
        ……..Reynoso………………………..MacAllister

        ……………….Salvio………..Abila

        rather hard to realize with both Reynoso and Salvio.

  2. Over the last 5 years or so, it has become a CL award. UEFA wants to push European tournament as of highest value. So there is very little chance of winning these individual awards if your team at least don’t get to the final. Its unfortunate but that is what it is now.

  3. I have no problem with Palacios instead of De Paul, better defensively, better passer (specially through balls and in tight spaces, one touch passing where De Paul weaker, and same energy level) from this squad Lanzini—Paredes—Palacios—Lo Celso——Lautaro-Dybala, 4-4-2 but can be easily converted to 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1…

  4. I think if these awards are given solely on individual performance then Messi should win.

    Even in the Liverpool tie he created several chances that his teammates missed.
    I can remember the last kick at Camp Nou that he let Dembele one on one with the keeper which he missed.

    Vidal missed a glorious chance in Barcelona.

    Coutinho, Alba and Suarez all missed great chances created by Messi.

    He’s mostly been punished for what his teammates don’t contribute rather than what he contributes.

    The fact is he’s so good and is being held by higher standards than the rest. Don’t forget he had a brace during the tie.

  5. Virgil van DIJK…wins champions league…so..?
    He is a better player than Messi…? huh.. even he will laugh at those…who voted ..for this..

  6. Messi doesn’t need to win no award!! Nobody cares how many Ballon-Dor Maradona or Pele has won!! Every football lover will remember him for next 25 years after his retirement whether he wins the world cup 2022 or not.. People will talk and give examples of his brilliance long after his retirement. Nobody is gonna remember Van-Dijk or any other player of this generation after they hang up their boots.

    Nevertheless, Congratulations to Van-Dijk, I was quite shocked when Liverpool payed hefty sum to buy this guy and he certainly has proved everyone wrong!!

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